Revisiting Ben Jonson's Volpone- James Tulip
When Nano the dwarf bursts on the stage in Act 1 scene 2 of Ben Jonson’s Volpone (1605), along with his companions, Androgyno and Castrone, he has an important message for the audience: 901 more words
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Thought is an Idea in transit, which when once released, never can be lured back, nor the spoken word recalled.
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“Mathematics is the alphabet with which God wrote the universe.” – Galileo Galilei
This NOVA special is an entertaining exploration of whether mathematics is a product of human discovery or invention. 31 more words
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In 2005, Gerard Alberts (mathematician, historian) and Rainer Kaenders (mathematician, educator) interviewed Pierre van Hiele (1909-2010). The interview was published in the journal of the Royal Dutch Society for Mathematics, as G. 1,826 more words
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I saw an advert for ‘Educating Cardiff,’ on the television, and was struck by a girl denouncing the Pythagoras theorem and the pointlessness of it all. 137 more words
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Quite Literally Dead.
Of all the self-indulgent figures in history, Croesus – king of the ancient realm of Lydia – figures in the top ten just a titbit behind Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. 1,133 more words
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What would it be like in an era when music and astronomy were sister sciences?
According to the ancient Pythagoreans and many later writers, all of nature is a musical scale. 146 more words
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